Juneteenth: Google Doodle commemorates 155th anniversary


Now Google is also responding, commemorating the 155th anniversary of June 19 – widely celebrated as the end of slavery in the United States – with a Google Doodle video.Located on the first verse of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also called the black national anthem, the video begins with General Order No. 3 – the order that Major-General Gordon Granger read to a group of people enslaved at Galveston. , Texas, June 19, 1865. He informed them that they were no longer enslaved.

In 90 seconds, the video shows various scenes of black people in the past and present, doing things like hanging out in a park, voting and getting married.

Created in collaboration with artist Loveis Wise, music producer Elijah Jamal and narrator LeVar Burton, the Doodle seeks to educate and inform a bunch of people who may not have known this aspect of black life before, a said Burton.

A mix of the words June and 19th, Juneteenth is the oldest known American celebration of the end of slavery.


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